Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin hit again at reporter’s query on age and gender

As two of the youngest heads of presidency and amongst a small share of feminine world leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have lengthy confronted questions on their age and gender.

However they had been fast to shoot down a journalist who requested in regards to the objective of the first-ever go to to New Zealand by a Finnish prime minister on Wednesday.

“A lot of people will be wondering are you two meeting just because you’re similar in age and, you know, got a lot of common stuff there,” the journalist mentioned throughout a joint information convention in Auckland.

Ardern, 42, was fast to chop off the questioner.

“I wonder whether or not anyone ever asked Barack Obama and John Key if they met because they were of similar age,” she mentioned, in reference to the previous prime ministers of the USA and New Zealand.

“We, of course, have a higher proportion of men in politics, it’s reality. Because two women meet it’s not simply because of their gender.”

Marin, 37, who’s in New Zealand with a Finnish commerce delegation, emphasised the nation’s rising commerce ties.

“We are meeting because we are prime ministers,” she mentioned in response.

She ends her go to to the southern hemisphere in Australia later this week.